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DAPSY to organise workshop on the University and University Colleges Act (UUCA)


Media Statement
By Su Keong Siong

(Petaling Jaya, Wednesday): DAPSY will be organising a workshop on the UUCA this Saturday, 11 February 2006 to discuss the repeal of the controversial Act.

We note that recently the Malaysia Students Solidarity (SMM) movement had sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister calling for the abolishment of the Act, which was then followed by another memorandum from the student representative councils of the 17 public universities to the Deputy Prime Minister not to repeal the Act.

In view of these two developments, this workshop is held with the purpose of examining the provisions of the Act relating to university autonomy, academic freedom and student rights and to collate the view of various organisations and individuals on this important subject.

Among the prominent speakers which we have invited to present their views at the workshop are Yusri Mohamad (President, Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia), Datuk Paduka Ibrahim Ali (former MP for Pasir Mas, Kelantan), Amer Hamzah (human rights lawyer and activist), YB Nga Kor Ming (ADUN for Pantai Remis, Perak and DAPSY Chief), YB Fong Po Kuan (MP for Batu Gajah and DAPSY Vice-Chairwoman) and YB Loke Siew Fook (ADUN for Lobak, NS and DAPSY National Secretary).

The workshop is themed “Abolish the UUCA – Give New Life to Students” and will take place at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur from 9.30am-4.00pm. For more information, kindly contact Carmen Leong or Lau Weng San at 03-7957 8022 / 8551.


* Su Keong Siong, ADUN for Pasir Pinji and DAPSY Vice Chairman

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